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Bourbon Shots: Virginia Tech vs. Wake Forest Edition

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Some links to get us ready for Saturday's game between the Hokies and Demon Deacons.

Virginia Tech Beat Writers

Just call Virginia Tech football 'DBU' (Mark Giannotto)
A look at the Hokies' history of producing NFL-ready defensive backs and how the current crop is carrying on that tradition.

Evaluating VT's young D at the halfway point (Kyle Tucker)
KT looks at Tech's inconsistency and propensity to allow big plays due to their youth on defense. However, with as much time as they're being forced to spend on the field, they shouldn't be playing like freshmen and sophomores for long.

Taylor handling more at line (Darryl Slater)
Virginia Tech QB Tyrod Taylor has been given more responsibility for calling plays and audibling at the line of scrimmage. He's done well with his new responsibilities, according to Mike O'Cain.

Sixth season of eligibility very unlikely for Rivers (Norm Wood)
Middle linebacker Barquell Rivers is still trying to return from a quad injury he suffered in March. If he can't return his already burned redshirt means he'll only get to showcase his talents in Blacksburg for three seasons.

Hokie football's David Wilson: One of a kind (Randy King)
From his personality to his heroics on the field, the Hokies have never seen a player quite like David Wilson. From his in-class attire to his rabbit-catching abilities, Wilson is already a legend even as a sophomore.

Virginia Tech Bloggers

Halftime, and Butch (The A-Line)
Jim offers his thoughts on the Hokies, the ACC and the problems in Chapel Hill as we reach the season's midway point.

Hokies vs. Demon Deacons, by the numbers (VT Campus Blog)
Josh takes note of Wake's pass defense, or lack thereof. If Tech's defense can avoid giving up big plays, it should have no problem against the Deacs.

Virginia Tech vs. Wake Forest (Tech Sideline)
TSL looks at the personnel the Hokies will see against the Demon Deacons. The Hokies should roll against a Wake Forest team that has given up 40 points per game against FBS competition this season.

Wake Forest Links

A Fresh look at the Demon Deacon depth chart (Blogger So Dear)
Tanner Price has taken over as Wake Forest's QB. But in what other ways has the Wake Forest depth chart been shaken up?

What's wrong with Wake? (D1scourse)
Patrick looks at Wake Forest's 0-9 record in its last nine games decided by four points or fewer. Jim Grobe points to struggles in the fourth quarter and playing good teams as reasons for Wake's struggles in tight games.